An advanced training course for faculty of central and state agricultural universities on "Updates on male infertility, semen technology and quality oocyte production" began in the department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics recognized as Centre of Advanced Faculty Training by Indian Council of Agricultural Research . Dr. SNS Randhawa, Dean Post Graduate Studies, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, the chief guest highlighted the research achievements of the department which is having 13 research projects sanctioned by different funding agencies. He emphasized to improve conception rate in dairy animals by improving the quality of semen and oocyte produced by animals.
Dr HS Sandu, Dean College of Veterinary Sciences the guest of honor, highlighted that such trainings to faculty are two way channel wherein information should flow in from both participants and hosting department. He advised the participants to visit other departments of the university also and gain ax maximum as they can.
Dr RD Sharma, Professor (retd.), drew attention to the emerging problems that farmers are facing in changing scenario of dairy farming in the country.
Dr PS Brar, Head of the Department and Director of the CAFT centre told that more than 200 scientist from various states of India have been trained so far under CAFT. In present course 19 scientists/teachers are participating from 8 different states; 5 from Gujarat, 3 from Uttar Pradesh, 2 each from Assam, Haryana and Punjab and 1 each from West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
Dr Ajeet Kumar, Assistant Professor and Dr Dinesh Dadarwal, Assistant Gynaecologist in the department will coordinate the training that runs over next 21 days.
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